Descartes / First Meditation

doubt about that knowledge. It is a matter of taking an absolute position and stripping it of its dogmatic stand and imposing the question on it: What else is possible?


Speaking of this joke, however, would the context of "I drink, therefore I am," then have the same certainty and impact that Descartes offers as "I think, therefore

What is Philosophy?

philosophy provides an avenue of contemplation for everyone and helps one to address the larger questions such as why do human beings exist and what is morality? Existence looms

René Descartes Philosophy of Dualism

that while it is easy for the mind to comprehend a chiliagon, which is a shape of 1,000 sides, it is impossible for the bodys senses to do so because

Plato & Descartes/On Philosophy

of life, which is the nature of reality, and in either case, this leads the philosopher in question to consider the existence of God and the immorality of the


or less a clean slate. From what can be determined, though both Hume and Locke were empiricists, they differed in their interpretation of how experience shapes humankind. Descartes also believed

Descartes' "Meditations": Mind/Body Distinction

leading one to come to the ultimate conclusion that the mind is really distinct from ones body by applying his theory of the Other Mind. II. THE OTHER MIND

Anselm, Aquinas, Descartes/Existence of God

something in ones understanding and actually believing that this something exists. For example, one can conceive of UFOs, but still not believe that they exist. Given this concept, Anselm

National Philosophy Day: Plato, Descartes and Wittgenstein on Proving God

machine was activated and the first man to step for was Plato. Looking at the surroundings with great bewilderment, Grier related the story of his progression into the present,

Descartes and the Philosophy of Knowledge

tries to clarify his initial intent. It is suggested that the friend is just simply asking too much of the concept of knowledge. He says that the word is

Rene Descartes/Proofs of God in Meditations

Meditations demonstrates how Descartes went about reconciling the existence of God to what he observed about the unreliability of his senses and the nature of reality. Descartes states that

Critics of Descartes' Rationalism

have experienced this phenomenon. They perceive something one way or another and it turns out to be wrong. Descartes bases his outcome on pure logic. He uses reason. There are

Descartes/Meditation III

can be sure. As he begins Meditation III, Descartes describes himself as "a thing that thinks." While Descartes grants that what he perceives or imagines may be nothing apart


the element of thought, which originates with the mind, the second is extension or matter. The argued that in the universe we know that there is thought and matter. The

Rene Descartes/Meditation III

thing that thinks" (Descartes, 2001). He affirms that he is a thinking being who is capable of doubt and affirmation, denial and knowledge. He is certain that he thinks and